Dialog Axiata Supports 1990 Suwa Seriya Emergency Service as the Official Connectivity Partner
April 21, 2023 Colombo
Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC, handing over the sponsorship to Dumindra Ratnayaka, Chairman, 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation.
Also pictured (L-R) : Asanga Priyadarshana, Group Chief of Risk and Compliance, Dialog Axiata PLC and Sohan de Silva, Chief Executive Officer, 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation.
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, pledged to support the 1990 Suwa Seriya Emergency Service as the official ‘Connectivity Partner’ to empower the island-wide free pre-hospital emergency care service.
The 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation provides essential emergency care to all Sri Lankans, with an impressive average response time of 11.40 minutes while handling 1050+ cases a day and answering over 6 million calls a year. Through this commitment, Dialog will digitally empower Suwa Seriya Emergency service, by providing uninterrupted connectivity infrastructure across the country and enabling 1990 Emergency service platform to leverage the use of new technology, ensuring faster and effective response to emergency situations.
Commenting on the partnership, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “We believe that technology can be used to improve life for all Sri Lankans, and with our partnership with 1990 Suwa Seriya, we aim to leverage the power of technology to save lives. Our goal is to empower the 1990 Emergency Service with the best possible connectivity infrastructure, enabling them to deliver their life-saving services to more people across the island.”
Expressing his thoughts, 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation Chairman Dumindra Ratnayaka said, "We are pleased to have Dialog Axiata PLC as our official connectivity partner, as this partnership will enable us to reach even more Sri Lankans in need of emergency care. With Dialog's support, we can leverage our newly established technology and provide faster response times, ultimately saving more lives. We are grateful for Dialog's commitment to driving social innovation and responsibility, and we look forward to working together to make a positive impact on our communities."
More information on Suwa Seriya can be accessed via - https://www.1990.lk/